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A tribute to those who died in 2007

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Del Reeves
74, Grand Ole Opry Star, 1/1

Yvonne De Carlo
84, actress (Lily on The Munsters), 1/8

Iwao Takamoto
81, animator who designed Scooby-Doo, 1/8

Carlo Ponti
94, film producer (Doctor Zhivago), 1/9

Darlene Conley
72, actress (Sally Specta on The Bold and the Beautiful), 1/14

Ron Carey
71, actor (Barney Miller, High Anxiety), 1/16

Art Buchwald
81, political humorist, 1/17

Tige Andres
86, actor, (The Mob Squad), 1/27

Molly Ivins
62, humorist, 1/31

Barbara McNair
72, singer-actress, 2/4

Frankie Laine
93, singer-songwriter (”We’ll Be Together Again”), 2/6

Anna Nicole Smith
39, reality TV star, 2/8

Ian Richardson
72, actor and Grey Poupon pitchman, 2/9

Peter Ellenshaw
93, Oscar-winning special-effects artist (Mary Poppins), 2/12

Ray Evans
92, songwriter (”Que Sera, Sera [Whatever Will Be, Will Be] ”), 2/15

Arthur Schlesigner Jr.
89, historian (A Thousand Days), 2/28

John Inman
71, actor (Are You Being Served?), 3/8

Brad Delp
55, lead singer of arena rockers Boston, 3/9

Richard Jeni
49, stand-up comic, 3/10

Betty Hutton
89, actress (Annie Get Your Gun), 3/11

Gareth Hunt
65, actor (The New Avengers), 3/14

Stuart Rosenberg
79, director, (Cool Hand Luke), 3/15

Calvert DeForest
65, best known as Larry ”Bud” Melman on David Letterman’s shows, 3/19

Luther Ingram
69, soul legend (”[If Loving You Is Wrong] I Don’t Want to Be Right”), 3/19

Calvin Lockhart
72, star of blaxploitation films (Cotton Comes to Harlem), 3/29

Bob Clark
67, director (A Christmas Story and Porky’s), 4/4

Edward Mallory
76, actor (Bill Horton on Days of Our Lives), 4/4

Barry Nelson
86, first James Bond (in 1954’s TV version of Casino Royale), 4/7

Roscoe Lee Brown
81, actor and narrator of 1995’s Babe, 4/11

Don Ho
76, Hawaiian crooner (”Tiny Bubbles”), 4/14

David Halberstam
73, author (The Best and the Brightest), 4/23

Bobby Pickett
69, singer-songwriter (”Monster Mash”), 4/25

Jack Valenti
85, MPAA president and father of U.S. film ratings, 4/26

Tommy Newsom
78, saxophonist and Tonight Show backup bandleader, 4/28

Tom Poston
85, actor (Newhart), 4/30

Carl Wright
75, actor (Barbershop), 5/19

Frankie Abernathy
25, reality TV star (The Real World: San Diego), 6/9

Don Herbert
89, a.k.a. Mr. Wizard, 6/12

Claudia Cohen
56, gossip reporter, 6/26

Liz Claiborne
78, fashion designer, 6/26

Bill Pinkey
81, R&B singer in the Drifters, 7/4

Tammy Faye Messner
65, talk-show host, 7/20

Ulrich Mühe
54, actor (The Lives of Others), 7/22

Ron Miller
74, songwriter (”For Once in My Life”), 7/23

Michel Serrault
79, actor (La Cage aux Folies), 7/29

William J. Tuttle
95, Oscar-winning makeup artist (7 Faces of D. Lao), 7/30

Lee Hazlewood
78, singer-songwriter (”These Boots Are Made for Walkin”’), 8/4

Max Roach
83, jazz drummer, 8/16

Hilly Kristal
75, musician who founded rock club CBGB, 8/28

Miyoshi Umeki
78, Oscar-winning actress (Sayonara), 8/28

Robert Jordan (né James Oliver Rigney Jr.)
58, fantasy author, (Wheel of Time series), 9/16

Alice Ghostley
81, actress (Esmeralda on Bewitched and Bernice on Designing Women), 9/21

Lois Maxwell
80, acress (Miss Moneypenny in 14 James bond films), 9/29

George Grizzard
79, Tony-winning actor (Who’s Afraid of Virgina Woolf?), 10/2

Delbert Mann
87, Oscar-winning director (Marty), 11/11

Peter Zinner
88, Oscar-winning film editor (The Deer Hunter), 11/13

Dick Wilson
91, actor (Charmin’s wily grocer, Mr. Whipple), 11/19

Kevin DuBrow
52, Quiet Riot frontman, 11/25

Mel Tolkin
94, Emmy-winning TV writer (Your Show of Shows), 11/26

Evel Knievel
69, caped daredevil, 11/30

Karlheinz Stockhausen
79, avant-garde composer and electronic-music pioneer, 12/5

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